Spearmint Leaf

Spearmint's Many Uses

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EWG Rating Score of 3Spearmint Leaf Tea has been used in various products throughout the centuries. From cooking to toothpaste, cosmetics to tea, spearmint is an excellent addition to your daily routine.

Cool, minty, and refreshing, spearmint has many uses. In fact, beauty produces often use spearmint oil. The leaf extract is found in gum and toothpaste. Mint Balm is a salve rubbed on the forehead, nose, or chest for fast relief.

Use In Your Diet

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Herbs are so essential to your diet. They contain no calories, fat, nor sodium. If you add them to a dish, try adding them at the end of cooking as heat can destroy their health benefits.

Also, chop them finely, don't crush them.

Additionally, for a fresh burst of spearmint flavor, snap the leaf and add it to a drink or top a dessert. But, of course, one of the best ways to add spearmint to your diet is to add it to a glass of ice water.

Try this recipe for a minty summer refresher for a twist on water:

  • 8 oz. Water
  • 1 Sprig Spearmint - snapped
  • 1 Slice Cucumber

Health Benefits:

Spearmint contains natural antioxidants. To relieve nausea, smell a snapped leaf. Then, snap the minty freshness into your next cocktail, mojito, water, or hot tea.

Ingesting this herb can help with motion sickness and ease stomach digestion. In fact, it can reduce cold symptoms and is a natural decongestant. Further, rubbing the balm onto your forehead can give fast relief to relieve headache symptoms or allergies.

Additionally, if you are one of the millions of women who suffer from facial hair, drinking tea can help. Just add a snapped sprig to your next cup of hot tea.

About the Author
Kari Thomas wrote this article.